Common Signs and Symptoms
There are several stages of dementia, with the experience different for each person. In all types of dementia, memory problems are the early signs.
The deterioration in cognitive skills is gradual and in later stages, daily activities will become increasingly challenging without assistance.
Signs and Symptoms (ABCDs) Across Stages of Dementia
Keeping track of your loved one’s signs and symptoms of dementia can help you identify the condition’s progression.
These behaviours are also a result of their condition, and understanding this can help you, as the caregiver, better understand why these changes are taking place, and how you can manage them.
Stages Of Dementia
- Still able to care for self in basic activities of daily living, i.e. personal hygiene, dressing
- But may have some difficulty with taking public transportation, Money management, Preparing meals
- Requires assistance with dressing, personal hygiene, feeding, etc.
- High risk of falling
- Unable to care for own hygiene, feeding oneself, going to the toilet, taking a shower.
- Likely to have mobility issues, could be bed-bound
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